The cliffs of Valdarno

The cliffs of Valdarno, the scenery that inspired Leonardo da Vinci. 

Le Balze di Valdarno
In the countryside around Reggello in the area called Valdarno, between the famous Tuscan cities of Arezzo and Florence, the landscape is characterised by unusual rock formations or cliffs. In Italian these cliffs are called Le Balze, some are as much as 100m high.